Andrus Wagstaff Law Blog

Power is defined as the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. For far too long, power has been in the hands of perpetrators of abuse. Perpetrators who not only prey on the vulnerable, but use their power to exploit even the strongest among us. They […]

Legal proceedings related to medical or consumer products often make the news because they affect so many people. Not only is it necessary to get the word out to those who might’ve been affected, it’s also important the general public understand their risk when they use certain products. These cases can involve thousands of plaintiffs […]

Why H.R.1215 Should Fail

In the midst of the ongoing debate over health insurance coverage for Americans, there is concern over the revival of an older bill that puts patients at risk and limits their right to take action when they are injured. H.R. 1215, titled “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” would limit the rights of the […]

This past June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that plaintiffs cannot sue companies in a state where they may do business, but do not have significant connections to that state. What does this mean? The case heard by the Supreme Court was Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California (BMS). The action was brought […]

Blog on how social media in litigation has quickly become one of the primary methods by which lawyers gather evidence and build cases.

The safety of breast implants has been debated for years, and now there is a new cause for concern: There is reason to believe implants could be linked to a rare form of cancer, after nine breast implant recipients died from the disease. The FDA recently updated its 2011 safety alert concerning both silicone and […]

A lawsuit was recently filed against Pathway Leasing, LLC, Matthew Harris, the company’s principal owner, and the following alleged joint employers: • Transforce, Inc. • XPO Logistics Truckload, Inc. • Con-Way Truckload Inc. The suit claims defendants targeted individuals with poor credit and other circumstances that prevented them from purchasing a truck through other means. […]

Essure® is a permanent birth control option that came to market in 2002. It is a device constructed of two metal coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes and trigger an inflammatory reaction. The resulting scar tissue is intended to block the fallopian tubes and prevent sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg. Unfortunately, […]

Risperdal

The makers of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson, face ongoing issues with the drug and the company recently settled several claims shortly before the lawsuits were set to go to trial. Young male users of Risperdal claim the drug caused them to develop a condition known as gynecomastia (development of […]

Duodenoscopes are a medical tool used in the treatment of gallstones, cancers, and other digestive disorders. Though they were originally considered by the medical community to be safe, there is growing evidence these devices can spread bacteria from patient to patient because of a design defect. Some hospitals even went as far as designing special […]

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